Novaquark announces an August 27th launch date for the beta version of Dual
, their MMORPG. The news comes with a
trailer called The Rebirth
, which sets up the story. This is the opening cinematic which
probably doesn't reflect gameplay, since this will feature voxel graphics. They
say the full release won't be until next year, but after four years of
development they are confident the beta is a solid representation of the game.
Those who've bought into on of
their alpha packs
will also get access to the beta, but once it launches,
their monthly subscription plan will take effect. Here are all the details:
Novaquark, the developer behind Dual Universe, has revealed that the
much-anticipated Beta for its groundbreaking Massively Multiplayer Online video
game will release on August 27. A final launch date is scheduled for 2021. The
team is planning its final content wipe for the Beta release, making it an ideal
time to start rebuilding civilization.
The company has also stated that it plans on dropping the NDA when the Beta
releases on August 27. “We’ve been working on Dual Universe for over four years,
and after completing the foundation for all main gameplay pillars, we’re
presenting a solid idea of what this unique game offers to players, and a fully
playable game for Beta.” said Novaquark CEO Jean-Christophe Baillie. “This is a
huge milestone for us, as it is the culmination of so much hard work from the
developers and a direct result of the community’s commitment to improve the
game. I’m incredibly proud of everyone involved.”
Novaquark has opted for a subscription model once the Beta goes live. Players
looking to experience Dual Universe will have several pricing options available
at that time. The company has positioned the game to be accessible, so that
players don’t have to shelve out too much per year. Subscriptions begin at
$6.99/month, with three options available at launch (with more to come later
on). The longer your subscription, the more you save annually, with the 12-month
option including two free months in the price.
Players can expect this pricing model to carry on after the game’s launch in
2021. Alpha backers will receive access to the Beta for free, but should hurry
because Alpha packs will soon stop being sold on the company’s website.
Since good things always come in threes, Novaquark has also released the game’s
stunning opening cinematic, which depicts the story of Earth’s inhabitants
traveling to the far reaches of the universe to recreate society in a strange
new land after Earth’s destruction at the hand of a neutron star.
The excitement is ramping up as the Beta launches on August 27. Sci-fi
fans who enjoyed today’s trailer can jump into Dual Universe right now for $60
USD / €60. Check out the game’s website for more information or to purchase
your pledge pack. Dual Universe’s Beta launch is expected to release this
summer, with the full game arriving in 2021.
Novaquark’s goal is to create the first virtual online civilization, enabling
potentially millions of players to shape and share a metaverse of their own,
together, at a scale never seen before. A world with meaning, where everything
you do matters and has a permanent impact. Novaquark, composed of veterans from
Sony, Apple, CCP Games, Epic Games and Bioware, is on a mission to bring a new
generation of MMO through science, expertise and technological